Every second of Star Wars
September 20, 2004 6:37 AM   Subscribe

Grand Unification Theory: Salavon's work has been mentioned on MeFi before, but I thought in honor of the trilogy finally being released on DVD this week, I'd post a link to this very awesome piece of art using every single frame from Episode Four.
posted by glenwood (11 comments total)
[this is good]

I wonder if this was done by hand or through some hue-recognition automation?

While you're there, check out the rest of his stuff. He does amazing stuff with video stills.
posted by mkultra at 7:05 AM on September 20, 2004

It's blatently just made with a simple algorithm. Still excellent though.
posted by Pretty_Generic at 7:07 AM on September 20, 2004

Star Wars is 121 minutes long, the special edition is 125 minutes. This image is 750px on a side. at 4:3 aspect ratio, this image measures 75 x 100 frames (roughly). That's one frame per second. This image would have to be 24 times larger to include every frame.

I couldn't resist being a jerk. So nyah nyah!
posted by greensweater at 7:20 AM on September 20, 2004

the rest of his stuff was pretty cool too. I especially like d the playmates throughout the decades. amorphous blobs...
posted by das_2099 at 7:26 AM on September 20, 2004

For Star War fans only.

Why am I not surprised.
posted by mischief at 7:50 AM on September 20, 2004

Each of these prints contains one frame per second of an entire film arranged in a dense grid. This grid is ordered not by the narrative, but by the overall luminosity as the films are rearranged and represented in their entirety as abstractions.

Also for fans of music videos, Playboy, yearbooks, and even Deep Throat.

I do agree, however, that this is much more souveneir-shop novelty than it is art, but then maybe that's the point.
posted by ChasFile at 8:12 AM on September 20, 2004

Could well have been done with proce55ing, much like Cinema Redux. (Discussed here.)
posted by gi_wrighty at 8:17 AM on September 20, 2004

If you stare at it long enough, you see a sailboat.
posted by Smooth at 10:58 AM on September 20, 2004

I like the basic idea, but I wish that I could click a section and see a blow up of it. Unless, of course, you can and my browser is just sucky.
posted by Joey Michaels at 11:01 AM on September 20, 2004

Detail for Joey.
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 1:20 PM on September 20, 2004

Nice! Thank you!
posted by Joey Michaels at 12:17 PM on September 21, 2004

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